Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam launched the 2-day online conference on The Evolution of Organizations: How to Create an Innovative Company, a collaborative venture between academic experts from India and Slovenia, on 16 August 2021. Dr. M Chandrasekhar, Director, IIM Visakhapatnam, inaugurated the program today. 

The first speaker of the day was Her Excellency Prof. Violeta Bulc, former EU Commissioner for transport and Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia, and one of the G100 Global Chairs of women leaders. Prof. Bulc spoke on the importance of mass innovation and ways of creating an innovative ecosystem to nurture and grow Ecocivilizations.

Prof. Sonja Klopcic, faculty at the Gea College, Slovenia, and former CEO, Chair of the Board, and Crisis Manager across several organizations, next spoke on the Key Drivers of the Evolution of Organizations. The final session of the day was conducted by Prof Deepika Gupta, faculty at IIM Visakhapatnam, who spoke on Innovating through Business Models.

Day 2 of the conference will have sessions by Prof Amit Chakrabarti, faculty at IIM Visakhapatnam, on Corporate Leadership, and by Prof. Sonja Klopcic on Integral Leadership for Innovative Companies. The online conference is being attended by over 900 participants including academicians, corporate executives, and students.